The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; at the University of Victoria is looking for a candidate to join our team as an Open Scholarship Facilitator. As a candidate for this position, you are organized, self-motivated, and take initiative under direction. You have strong, effective communication skills in the workplace and are experienced with researching and recommending appropriate resources to support individual team member project needs. Beyond this, you:


  • are interested in open scholarship practices;
  • understand the value of the humanities, libraries, and archives;
  • are a team player, and support a positive work environment;
  • know what it means to be engaged in innovative work within larger structures;
  • have a passion for learning new things as your interests and work focus provide exposure and opportunity;
  • are comfortable and have good facility with computers;
  • have excellent written communication skills;
  • have documented professional experience in the areas above;
  • want to join a dynamic environment in which you can make a difference, drawing on your experience with operations, research and research facilitation, and outreach/engagement.


Responsibilities include:


  • facilitating the Open Knowledge Practicum program and working on other initiatives;
  • meeting with other team members to plan weekly activities;
  • responding to comments and questions received in person and via email;
  • overlooking workflow to ensure smooth operation;
  • facilitating communication with other professionals on campus;
  • organizing ETCL events.


This part-time (4-5 hours a week) position will run until the end of July 2018, with September renewal possible. Remuneration for this position is competitive in the local academic market and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applications comprising a brief cover letter and a current resume may be sent to Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15th 2018, and will be considered until the position is filled. Please note that this position is subject to funding approval.


About the ETCL: The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) engages in cross-disciplinary study of the past, present, and future of textual communication, and is a hub for digital humanities activities across the University of Victoria campus and beyond. A digital humanities lab with research, teaching, and service mandates, the ETCL is an intellectual centre for the activities of some 20 local faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars (over 60 since inception), who work closely with research centres, libraries, academic departments, and projects locally and in the larger community. Through a series of highly collaborative relationships, ETCL’s international research community comprises over 300 researchers. The ETCL organizes the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI;, which will welcome over 850 participants in 2018, and supports the activities of the multi-disciplinary Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE; Partnership, involving over 40 researchers and consultants, 50 graduate research assistants, 5 staff members, 20 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 partners and associates.